October 08, 2009
I tell you, it never fails. In any thread where someone asks for help with their computer, someone will pop in and suggest running Ubuntu. They're worse than Mac freaks.
I tell you, there is nothing that the holy Open Source cannot fix! It can make the blind walk and the lame see! Yea, brothers and sisters, your souls can be saved if only you turn away from the demon Gates and follow the true faith!
And it's cheaper, too.
(Sorry. I can't post this in that thread because it would be a violation of the rules, and I needed to vent.)
UPDATE: By the way, Pete, you have my eternal gratitude for not being like that!
Posted by: J Greely at October 08, 2009 09:26 PM (2XtN5)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 08, 2009 09:40 PM (+rSRq)
I run Slackware, myself. We'd see occasional waves of "convert to Debian, you losers" trolls in our forums/newsgroups. Must be the viral aspects of the LGPL.
Posted by: Mark A. Flacy at October 08, 2009 11:52 PM (Lbkvv)
Posted by: Toren at October 09, 2009 02:31 AM (9K6fX)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at October 09, 2009 05:41 AM (/ppBw)
My file server, torrent server, IMAP server and workstation at the office are all running Gentoo Linux, which has the most user abuser installation of any modern OS! So there!
Posted by: bloatboy at October 09, 2009 06:01 AM (nwtwl)
To be fair, they didn't suggest _switching_ to Ubuntu, just using a live CD as a diagnostic tool.
Posted by: RickC at October 09, 2009 07:41 AM (0+Ap7)
Isn't there a fanboy-group somewhere for the original GNU, running the Hurd kernel?
Or did they finally get tired of waiting for the project to finish?
Posted by: karrde at October 09, 2009 09:10 AM (bIh97)
Posted by: metaphysician at October 09, 2009 09:28 AM (M5Kik)
I suspect when the heat-death of the Universe occurs, new code check-ins will decline to zero.
Of course, five minutes before the heat-death, there will be a flurry of "This wouldn't have happened if all you losers had switched to Ubuntu!" forum posts.
Posted by: Boviate at October 09, 2009 12:25 PM (PJNgE)
They're worse than Mac freaks.
See!!!! Worse than us! Worse than us!
It's a rare day that I can come to Chizumatic for affirmation.
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at October 09, 2009 05:08 PM (V5zw/)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 09, 2009 05:58 PM (+rSRq)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
[spoiler]your spoiler here[/spoiler]
Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
At Chizumatic, we take pride in being incomplete, incorrect, inconsistent, and unfair. We do all of them deliberately.
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